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Environmental News Roundup - April 22

Clean Earth recycles more than 93% of waste processed in 2021; Hydro breaks ground on Michigan plant; EPA celebrates its 25th year of student education initiative; Remoov receives more than $2 million investment.

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Clean Earth Recycles Over 93% of Waste Processed


Waste 360. (22/04/2022)


A collectin of plastic and other recyclable material

Clean Earth recycled more than 8 billion pounds of waste in 2021.

A leading provider in environmental and regulated waste management services, Clean Earth operates as a division of Harsco Corporation.

After setting a target of deriving 90% of Harsco Corporation’s revenue from environmental solutions, the success of last year represents the company’s continued progress toward its goal.

Much of the waste included several usually hard-to-treat waste items, including dredged material, hazardous waste, and contaminated materials.

Read the full article here.


Hydro Breaks Ground on Michigan Plant


Recycling Today. (25/04/2022)


A line of aluminum cans ready for processing

Norsk Hydro ASA, a Norway-based aluminum producer, break ground with a recycling plant in Michigan.

Intending to use 75% post-consumer scrap, the recycling plant will produce 120,000 metric tons of aluminum extrusion ingot yearly.

The initiative comes after a $150 million investment by the company.

Automotive applications, consumer and building system applications, and other transport uses will utilize the aluminum extrusion ingots.

Read the full article here.


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EPA Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Recycle City Educational Initiative


Waste 360. (22/04/2022)


Two students watching a video on a mobile phone

While celebrating Earth Day, EPA mark the 25th anniversary of its Recycle City Educational Initiative.

The initiative engages and educates students using a collection of web-based games and activities.

Topics covered by the scheme include waste reduction, environmental justice, and energy conservation.

The digital approach to education seeks to teach students that small, simple actions can make a large difference.

Read the full article here.


Remoov Receives $2.4 Million Investment


Recycling Today. (22/04/2022)


A pile of dollars scatted across a table

Remoov, a San Francisco-based company, receive a $2.4 million investment.

A decluttering and reselling service, the business says it has diverted 560,000 cubic feet of material from landfills since its inception.

The investment will help Remoov continue its goal to help homeowners and organizations responsibly get rid of unwanted items.

With sustainability at the forefront of the company’s ethos, Remoov has reduced 3,150 tons from America’s annual landfill waste.

Read the full article here.


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